Kyle T. McGrane of Gap
Kyle T. McGrane, 17, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA after injuries sustained while involved in a motorcycle race. Born in Lancaster, he was the beloved son of Thomas M. McGrane, Sr. and Lori Ann Diem McGrane of Gap.
Kyle was an area resident all his life. He was a Senior honor roll student at the Pequea Valley High School. He enjoyed woodshop and wanted to extend his love for it after graduation. He also enjoyed graphic arts. His interest in graphic arts started with him helping his brother. He was a wrestler at Pequea Valley and was loved by his faculty and fellow students.
His first love was motorcycle racing. He began racing when he was four years old and became an accomplished rider. He was rookie of the year in 2013 Ice Racing Series, multi time Amateur National Champion, Multi-District 6&7 champion, Esmra Supermoto champion four years in a row. In 2015 he was one of the top ranked amateur riders until turning professional in July 2015. He was moving up the pro ranks and was followed by every racing family and fan from the east coast to the west coast.
Kyle was a sweet, kind, humble and amazing son, brother and friend that would lend anyone a helping hand or a needed smile. He will be truly missed by so many.
He is survived, in addition to his parents, by one brother Thomas M. McGrane, Jr. and fiance Jes Ressler of Gap, one nephew Logan McGrane of Gap, maternal grandmother Irene Diem of New Holland, maternal step grandmother Annette Diem of Lincoln, DE, his devoted girlfriend Alexandra Ressler of Ephrata, PA, three uncles, three aunts, numerous cousins, fellow racing companions and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am from the Houston Run Community Center, 835 Houston Run Drive, Gap, PA 17527 followed by interment at the Pequea E.C. Cemetery, Gap, PA. Family and friends are also invited to attend the visitation at the same location on Thursday evening, October 6 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and also Friday morning from 9:00 am to the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kyle’s memory to any of the following. Kyle McGrane Memorial Scholorship Fund in care of the the Pequea Valley Education Foundation, 4033 E. Newport Rd., P.O. Box 287, Kinzer, PA 17535, AMA Pro-Flat-Track Rookies Class of ‘79 & Friends found at bit.ly/AMAFT79_Donations or Aid to Injured Riders, P.O. Box 115, Brandamore, PA 19316.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted atwww.wildefuneralhome.com